Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 12:30 AM EST
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Gameplay: Kung Lao. He's been consistently fun to play as in every single game he's been in.

Personality: Kung Lao. Fuck off, Sareena.

Design: Kung Lao because hat.

Finishers: Once again, Kung Lao because hat.

Backstory: Kung Lao. Don't care about Sareena.

In a fight: Kung Lao, obviously.

The razor hatted White Lotus member gets my vote over the worthless fucking demon 6-0.

Why is ANYONE voting for Sareena? What the actual complete and utter fuck? Kung Lao's a classic!


Because your 6 reasons for choosing a character aren't the best examples and even if they were they shouldn't all count just as much. For me, personally, the background and storyline are much more interesting than, say, finishers.
+ it's not fair to compare the personality and finishers of a character who had them in 8 games with the ones a character had in only 2 games. But from those 2 games Sareena did actually evolve a personality. Her talk with Kitana in the Netherrealm was much more serious than any talk Kung Lao EVER had.

+ you give answers that automatically send your choice one way: "Backstory: Kung Lao. Don't care about Sareena."
Not caring doesn't mean that you should add one vote to Kung Lao, Yes, everything on your list is subjective, so you are entitled to believe Sareena's backstory lame, but at least care for it enough to check it out first, then vote.

So, there. I hope you're a swell guy and don't get angry cause I pointed out all that, but you asked the question why we all choose the way we do when you gave Kung Lao 6-0. There's your answer


That's going under the assumption that I DON'T know about Sareena's backstory. Which I do, by the way. And quite frankly, I don't care about it. It doesn't matter IF Sareena has a personality. I didn't specifically say that she DIDN'T. I know Sareena's personality, I just happen to prefer Kung Lao's. Is that good enough justification for you?
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 03:19 AM EST

Round 2! A sorcerer's fight! Shang Tsung was once a powerful mystic serving as a presence on behalf of the Emperor Shao Kahn. His corrupting influence twisted the Mortal Kombat tournament, but still he failed to secure victory for Outworld - paying the price! Quan Chi is a free roaming necromancer working for the fallen elder god Shinnok. His dark magic made soldiers out of Earthrealm's greatest warriors, but in the end his most powerful spectre claimed his life! A deadly duel! Who's next?... FIGHT!


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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 03:41 AM EST
I like QC, but Shang Tsung is the true badass sorcerer of MK
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 03:54 AM EST
+Quanchi9

OK, I just thought "I don't care about it" meant that you are oblivious to it.
Each has his own reasons for voting, I don't know if yours or mine are the most objective. I saw that you always try to give a rational explamation as to why you vote the way you do and I appreciate that. I just found it funny how you said you didn't care. You gotta admit it sounded like you didn't even check it out.


On topic: Quan Chi by a mile. He is one of the best villains in gaming. EVER
Not relying on strength but on his intellect

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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 07:50 AM EST
My all time favorite character vs my most disliked ever? I won't state which is which, for now.
I guess people will have their revenge on a certain side on this voting lol.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 10:29 AM EST
If the endings with Shang Tsung are canon, then I would have voted for Shang Tsung. It would show how strong he is to actually be able to come back from death by himself.

Until then, while in the old timeline they were pretty close to each other in term of abiltiies, the new timeline has completely disregarded Shang Tsung and made Quan Chi the top sorcerer.

Quan Chi gets my vote.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 11:12 AM EST
Shang Tsung.

The original Mortal Kombat "boss" back when MK was at its most mysterious and unknown point...when the game was deeply rooted in Asian Martial Arts cinema, legends, myths and some basis of reality. He wasn't frightening like Goro or ultra-imposing like Shao Kahn, but Shang Tsung was mysterious. He kind of lost the mystique as time went on throughout the series, becomnig more of a sneaky schemer rather than an overlord. Still, he remained one of my favorite characters all through the series.

I actually hated that they recycled two fatalities for him in MK9 (where the F*CK is the soul steal?), one of which was a friggin' dancing clown (seriously?). Still, Shang has been one of my all-time favorites, always.

Quan Chi...I got tired of him being the "great mastermind" every single game post-MK3. He was an interesting character for sure but became less interesting as time went on. It just felt that no matter what happened, it was "all according to Quan Chi's plan". Then MKX rolls around and, for some reason, he's old, feeble, weak and helpless. For the ENTIRE game. And it was never really explained why. He got beaten during the initial Netherrealm invasion and just never recovered over 20+ years.

As stated previously - if any of these Shang Tsung-involved endings are partially canon, then I expect he will be returning in MKXI as a formidable presence.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 11:17 AM EST
Gameplay: Quan Chi. He's been extremely fun to play as in Mortal Kombat X, as he's extremely good at zoning. I've also had miles of fun with Shang Tsung in other games, though.

Personality: Quan Chi. You gotta love that voice. Shang Tsung's cool too, though.

Design: Quan Chi's MKX primary is really good, and Shang Tsung's design in MK vs DC was good, so it's a tie on this one.

Fatalities. While Quan Chi has had arguably one of the worst in the franchise, he's made up for it with two of the best in the franchise. Rip your leg off and beat you with it. It's hysterical. The one where he makes you eat a sword is also pretty radical.

Backstory: Admittedly, Quan Chi doesn't really have much of a backstory. All we know about him is that he's a sorcerer who comes from the Netherrealm, freed Shinnok, not much else, really. Although, that's the good part. He's so mysterious! This is why on this one, I'm going with Shang Tsung.

In a fight: Quan Chi answered that one in the intro of Deception.

The manipulative schemer gets my vote over the laughing stock of MK 4-1-1.

If any of the endings have a chance of being canon, then perhaps the Elder Gods will revive Quan Chi and give him the fixed intent of killing Raiden. It would be interesting, as he wouldn't be the complete mastermind for once. Hopefully Shang Tsung could also be revived, but not through Ermac's death.

Except with a death that dramatic, I think Quan Chi's gone for good. Oh well.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 12:34 PM EST
Shang Tsung gets my vote. Why? Because he's the original sorcerer for crying out loud!
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 03:45 PM EST
Shang Tsung.

Still my favorite boss/villain of the entire series.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/21/2016 11:14 PM EST
Voted Quan Chi because of the abomination that was Ermac's MKX ending.

Petty, I know, but whatever.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 12:37 AM EST
Does anybody even know what year it is? Quan Chi was out of place in MK9 but fit perfectly in MKX as a top villain. Shang Tsung was presumed dead, showed up in one ending. Quan Chi is obviously the winner. Shang might come back but he isn't here now!
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 01:54 AM EST

Round 2! Kano is the one-eyed cyber-enhanced career criminal who leads a merry band of Black Dragon crooks across the realms. The villainous rogue is wanted on several continents for crimes committed across several realms! His services are always for hire to the highest bidder! Kenshi has no sight at all - blinded by a humiliating ruse staged by the sorcerer Shang Tsung! Learning a valuable lesson in humility, the once arrogant sword saint mastered the mind's eye to see and feel with tactile telekinetic precision. More dangerous than ever, Kenshi fights for right as a member of the Special Forces! Two sides of the law - but who prevails?... FIGHT!


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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 02:48 AM EST
Welp. So long Kano. You made it to the second round, at least.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 02:52 AM EST
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Welp. So long Kano. You made it to the second round, at least.


Agreed. It's a travesty that a character like Kenshi massively outweighs a legendary stalwart like Kano in terms of fandom.

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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 06:25 AM EST
Kano, especially after MKX
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 08:36 AM EST
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Welp. So long Kano. You made it to the second round, at least.


Agreed. It's a travesty that a character like Kenshi massively outweighs a legendary stalwart like Kano in terms of fandom.

I <3 Heart Rip


Or maybe it's cool that people are not blinded by nostalgia and voting for the MK1 and 2 guys simply because they're the originals?
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 11:25 AM EST
Like Kano, but Kenshi is just too amazing.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 12:05 PM EST
Take a guess who I'm voting for.

Warbro666 Wrote:
It's a travesty that a character like Kenshi massively outweighs a legendary stalwart like Kano in terms of fandom.


They're both klassics in their own right if you ask me.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 12:32 PM EST
Anyone but Kano.
I just don't like a puny human character

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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 12:49 PM EST
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Take a guess who I'm voting for.

Warbro666 Wrote:
It's a travesty that a character like Kenshi massively outweighs a legendary stalwart like Kano in terms of fandom.


They're both klassics in their own right if you ask me.


Lol Right there with ya.

I like Kano, I really do, but they always fail to do literally anything interesting with him. He's always just there to give the SF something to do and even that never lasts too long. Given he's one of the originals, it'd be nice if they gave him a bigger plot point now and then but he always just kinda gets swept under the rug in that department.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 03:29 PM EST
I missed alot of votes lol. Noob, Shang tsung, Kano, Kung lao. Sareena is cool, but Kung lao was my main from MK2. Also how did ppl vote Kai over Noob?
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 03:52 PM EST
I'm abandoning the score system.

I couldn't decide who to vote for here, so I just voted for Kano because MacyG.
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 04:03 PM EST
Kano. He will always be one of my favorites, and after his MKX appearance, one liners and personality, he holds an immovable place in my heart as an all-time favorite.

I love Kenshi as well, but he's always "just there". There's never been anything significant with him. The same can be said of Kano, but Kano has at least been part of major events. Kenshi always seems to be the "cool sidekick".
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RE: Supreme Mortal Kombat Champion Tournament 2016!
06/22/2016 04:06 PM EST
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Also how did ppl vote Kai over Noob?


Because this fan base is obsessed with crappy, forgettable throw-away characters that have had zero impact on the series over characters that have well developed back stories.
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